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the tree of life movie poster brad pitt sean pennThe impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s following the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

Starring: Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Fiona Shaw and Crystal Mantecon.
Directed by: Terrence Malick.
Running Time: 2 hrs. 18 min.
Release Date: May 27, 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material


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